The Resource Voices for children : rhetoric and public policy, William T. Gormley Jr, (electronic book)

Voices for children : rhetoric and public policy, William T. Gormley Jr, (electronic book)

Label
Voices for children : rhetoric and public policy
Title
Voices for children
Title remainder
rhetoric and public policy
Statement of responsibility
William T. Gormley Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The United States spends more on programs for the elderly than it does on programs that enhance child development and improve child welfare. Why has public policy neglected the development phase of young Americans' lives not only in substantive dollars spent, but also in program design and implementation? In Voices for Children, noted child care and education policy expert William Gormley highlights the portrayal of children's issues in both the mass media and in public policymaking to explain why children have gotten short shrift. A key explanation is the limited mass media coverage of strong arguments in support of children's programs. After documenting changes in rhetoric on children and public policy over time and variations across policy domains and government venues, Gormley demonstrates that some "issue frames" are more effective than others in persuading voters. In two randomized experiments, he finds that "economic" frames are more effective than "moralistic" frames in generating public support for children's programs. Independent voters are especially responsive to economic frames. In several illuminating case studies in Connecticut, Utah, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, he finds that strong rhetoric makes a difference but that it is sometimes eclipsed by even stronger political and economic constraints. Voices for Children offers a fresh perspective on raging debates over child health, child poverty, child welfare, and education programs at the federal and state levels. It finds some hopeful examples that could transform how we think about children's issues and the kinds of public policies we adopt."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gormley, William T.
Dewey number
362.70973
Illustrations
charts
Index
index present
LC call number
HV741
LC item number
.G645 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child welfare
  • Children
  • Children
Label
Voices for children : rhetoric and public policy, William T. Gormley Jr, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Children: beloved but neglected -- The rise of economic arguments -- Arguments in different policy domains -- Arguments in different venues -- How frames shape public opinion -- Battling for kids in state capitols -- Capitol Hill debates about children -- Putting frames in perspective
Control code
ebr10611438
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 198 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Voices for children : rhetoric and public policy, William T. Gormley Jr, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Children: beloved but neglected -- The rise of economic arguments -- Arguments in different policy domains -- Arguments in different venues -- How frames shape public opinion -- Battling for kids in state capitols -- Capitol Hill debates about children -- Putting frames in perspective
Control code
ebr10611438
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 198 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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